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Heated & Covered Pool (fully retractable) & Hot Tub. Self catering accommodation - Gite 2 (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Description

Gite 2 (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

www.giteswithapool.com

Spring Offer 15-20% off our few remaining weeks in 2017. (Prices quoted include discounts)

Open plan sitting & dining area with HD Ready TV, Satellite TV (Sky free to air), DVD. We have an up to 10MB broadband connection with WiFi & a good 3G mobile signal. Large selection of books and games. Fully equipped kitchen area including full size cooker, microwave, 2 fridges + freezer, dishwasher, cook's knives, serving dishes, kettle, teapot and all cooking utensils. Washing machine, iron and ironing board.

3 bedrooms. Sleeping 6 adults.

1 x king size - with large en-suite bathroom (large shower).

1 x twin or Super king,

1 x twin. 3rd bedroom with cathedral ceiling and beautiful exposed beams is accessed by steep stairs. Air conditioning unit in 3rd bedroom.

Bathroom (bath & shower over), hairdryer. To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying), all bed linen and towels (inc pool towels) are provided and included in the price

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About the property

Heated, covered pool & hottub

www.giteswithapool.com

Spring Offer 15-20% off our few remaining weeks in 2017. (Prices quoted include discounts)

Heated pool with high quality fully retractable conservatory pool cover. The cover provides 100% UVA/UVB Protection if used partially open. The pool is open and heated from mid May.

Luxury 5 seater hot tub/jacuzzi.

Walking distance to restaurant, bar, shop.

The 17th century barn has been converted into 2 well equipped, comfortable self catering gites, with en-suite facilities,

Gite 1 sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) and

Gite 1 sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite).

Private entrance and established garden with beautiful luxury 11 x 5m pool.

PLEASE NOTE We live discreetly on site in the adjoining farmhouse with our dog Nelly. Being on site means we can provide help with finding/booking restaurants, canoeing, markets etc if you want it, or be discreet & just ensure the pool and gardens are maintained to a high standard. Our guests comments speak for themselves.

We are situated to the north of Perigord Noir, the heart of the Dordogne, minutes away from both the Dordogne and Vezere valleys. A peaceful rural location yet situated just 800m from the centre of the village of Cendrieux (restaurant, bar/tabac, mini supermarket, and post office), 11km south of Vergt, and 15km north of Le Bugue with their numerous tourist attractions, weekly markets and selection of supermarkets.

Inside

Kitchen / Dining area

Open plan living space with well equipped kitchen area. We have provided everything we would hope to find - full size cooker, microwave, Gite 2 - 2 undercounter fridges + freezer (Gite 1 fridge/freezer), dishwasher, cook's knives, serving dishes, kettle, teapot and all cooking utensils. There is also a washing machine, iron & ironing board. We provide tablets for both the dishwasher & washer machine + an initial supply of washing up liquid & kitchen roll.

Electric cool box (27litres) - mains or car + picnic set.

Large extending dining table + 4/6 chairs

Living area

Modern flat screen 32in HD ready TV, Satellite TV (with all English free to air channels), and DVD. We have good connectivity – up to 10MB (average 8mb) broadband connection with WiFi & a good 3G mobile signal.

Large selection of books & games.

To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying) All bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price, including pool towels. For 2 week bookings, a fresh set of linen and towels will be provided for the 2nd week. Please note, we do not provide bed linen for the cot.

There is an air conditioning unit in the top bedroom & fans in every bedroom.

Smoking - In the interest of safety and the comfort of fellow / subsequent guests, we kindly request that you refrain from smoking inside the gite.

Fire extinguisher & fire blanket provided in the kitchen. Smoke alarms fitted.

Gite 1

2 Bedrooms - Sleeping 4 adults.

1 x king size - with en-suite bathroom (shower).

1 x twin.

Family bathroom with bath & shower over. Perfect for adults & children.

Hairdryers in both rooms.

2nd bedroom with cathedral ceiling and beautiful exposed beams is accessed by steep stairs.

"Black out" blind - ideal for putting the kids to bed.

Air conditioning unit.

Gite 2

3 Bedrooms - Sleeping 6 adults.

1 x king size - with large en-suite bathroom (large shower).

1 x twin or superking.

1 x twin.

Family bathroom with bath & shower over. Perfect for adults & children.

Hairdryers in all rooms.

3rd bedroom with cathedral ceiling and beautiful exposed beams is accessed by steep stairs. "Black out" blind.

Air conditioning unit

Outside

At "Gites with a pool" you can swim in warm water, whatever the weather - even on rainy or those few grey days. Heated pool - the pool is open & heated from mid May. 11 x 5m.

Large Roman steps provide easy access to the pool.

High quality retractable pool cover - swim indoors / outdoors whatever the weather. The cover provides 100% UVA/UVB Protection if used partially open.

It conforms with all French pool security regulations. All set in a fully fenced 160m2 / 1725ft2 pool area.

Our pool is a traditional chlorinated pool, checked & maintained daily, to ensure bather comfort.

Solar heated shower

5 seater hottub / jacuzzi 2.13m(7ft) with 2 fully reclined seats

All pool maintenance is undertaken by Alex and Alison. You're on holiday - there's nothing for you to do unless you really want to.

Shaded parking.

Stunning views over rolling countryside from gite, terrace and pool. Over 1/2 acre of established gardens for sole use by gite guests, with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade.

Wide variety of fruit trees including cherry, plum, grape, apple, peach, fig, apricot and walnut. Guests are welcome to pick the fruit in season.

Some garden maintenance (yes grass cutting and watering) will be necessary during your stay - but we'll endeavour to do this whilst you are out and about.

We are surrounded by open fields and woods - excellent for an evening stroll or cycle. We have a selection of adult bikes – they are suitable for popping to the village to collect bread, but not for doing a stage of the “Tour de France”. If you’re a serious cyclist, we’d suggest you bring your own. We ask that you don’t ride the bikes around the garden.

There is plenty of garden furniture and barbecue equipment. Selection of games – badminton, boules etc.

Sun loungers with cushions, table & chairs available by the pool. Each gite has a terrace with BBQ (Charcoal), wooden table and chairs.

WE (Alex and Alison) LIVE DISCREETLY ON SITE WITH NELLY OUR GENTLE DUTCH SHEPHERD DOG. She is head of guest relations & gets more comments than we do. We’ve had many guests return because the children want to see Nelly. Sorry because of Nelly, we don’t accept pets.

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Owner
Alex & Alison Wright
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Alex & Alison Wright

We've been married 25 years (how time flies when you're having fun). We moved to the area in 2003, after redundancy, in search of an "adventure" and to escape the City rat race. We've never looked back. We live here permanently, absolutely love the life and the area. So much so, that all our family now live in France within 30 minutes of us. None of us would even contemplate going back to the UK, it's great to visit, but for us, this is home. We went from being bankers to builders, creating the gites, to running our own business and love every day. We also love our free time during the winter, to go on holiday, whether it's cruising or diving or both. Or the odd building project for the family. Life is never dull and now we're doing it all over again.

WE (Alex and Alison) LIVE DISCREETLY ON SITE WITH NELLY OUR GENTLE DUTCH SHEPHERD DOG. She is head of guest relations & gets more comments than we do. We’ve had many guests return because the children want to see Nelly. Sorry because of Nelly, we don’t accept pets.

Alex & Alison Wright purchased this barn in 2003

Why Alex & Alison Wright chose Perigord Blanc

The property is set in stunningly beautiful rolling countryside. It's incredibly peaceful, yet just minutes away from all the most popular tourist attractions. It's also within easy reach of the major towns - the regional capital Perigueux, Sarlat and Bergerac, very handy for the airport. Cendrieux is a working village, with lots happening throughout the year. We even have night markets in summer. We wanted a challenge to renovate a property and that's what we got. It was a steep learning curve, but great fun and now we really enjoy seeing the pleasure on every one's face as they walk through the gate. An estate agent rang last week to see if we're interested in selling - I said "nobody could offer us enough money, we feel like we've won the lottery".

What makes this barn unique

Peace, tranquility, yet amazing facilities. We don't know anyone else who offers the same range for the same price; Fully equipped kitchens (we challenge you to find anything we have forgotten), air-conditioning, heated and covered pool, hot tub/jacuzzi, plenty of bathrooms and very comfortable beds! New visitors often comment how the Gites look and feel new, even after 12 full seasons. We provide a very personal service, if you want it. Recommending restaurants (and booking them), places to visit - how to make the most of your stay. This year 50% + of our guests are repeat visitors, some of whom booked 12 months ahead, sometimes before they'd even left. That says a massive amount about the holiday we offer.We promise you won't be disappointed.

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Notes

Booking Notes:
We have just been notified that from 1st January 2017 for the first time in our area, a tourist tax known as "tax de sejour" is being levied. This is already payable in most of France in all types of holiday accommodation from camp sites to 5* hotels and most of Europe. Bringing us in line with the rest of the Dordogne. The cost is €1.10 per adult (18 years and over) per day. It will be payable locally at the end of your stay. We cannot include it in our prices, as it is variable depending on the make up of your group and we have to account for it separately to the local tax authorities.
For further information and to book, contact Alex and Alison by phone (0033) 553 546603 or email. Saturday arrivals after 4pm. Departure Saturdays by 10am. We will confirm by email details of your booking together with a breakdown of the total costs and the dates by which the deposit and final payments are due.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrivals after 4pm. Departure Saturdays by 10am.

Notes on prices:
The properties can be rented individually or together - sleeping 4 & 6 or 12 when rented together.

Handover days are Saturdays during high season.

25% deposit required to secure the booking.
Balance payable 6 weeks before you arrive.
Security deposit payable 1 week before arrival.


Amenities

Cendrieux Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Travel Cot which can be used in any of the bedrooms
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The room can be set up as Super King size or Twin
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Smoking - In the interest of safety and the comfort of fellow / subsequent guests, we kindly request that you refrain from smoking inside the gite. Fire extinguisher in kitchen. Smoke alarms. Adult bikes free of charge. Air conditioning unit in 2nd bathroom Fan provided in each bedroom. Outside: Shared luxury swimming pool - 11 x 5m, lit at night. Large Roman steps provide easy access to the pool. The pool is for the use of both gites. New - pool heater + a high quality conservatory pool cover, so that you can swim whatever the weather. Luxury 5 seater hot tub/jacuzzi. The cover rolls completely off the pool when not needed, or can be opened just at one end during cooler spells. The cover also provides 100% UVA and UVB protection. Whilst the pool cover and fence comply with French legislation introduced January 2004, your safety remains your own responsibility and children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Shaded parking. Over 1/2 acre of established gardens for sole use by gite guests, with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade. Charcoal BBQ & loads of garden furniture. Wide variety of fruit trees including cherry, plum, grape, apple, peach, fig, apricot and walnut.

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Gite 2 (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)
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5

Excellent, well-equipped gites, friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

The gites were all that we expected - if not better, so well-equipped there were even a potato ricer and an egg slicer! Alison & Alex were very friendly, without being in our faces. As for the most important member of the Wright family: Nelly was very welcoming and seemed more than happy to share her patch with us. It was so great to be able to swim every day even on the few wet, cold days and the several blisteringly hot ones. Thank you for a lovely family hoiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Picture perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful two week stay in the larger of the two gîtes. Blessed with some great weather we got to fully enjoy the hospitality of Alex, Alison & Nelly in the wonderfully tranquil surroundings of Cendrieux. Although everything is as described with the house, providing for all your needs, the description fails to convey how peaceful and relaxing your whole experience will be. The well appointed house, immaculate garden, temperate pool and rolling hills around make for a thoroughly enjoyable time at home. Cendrieux is also well located to explore many pretty surrounding villages and markets. For myself, my wife and two young children (5&2) this was truly ideal. Thoroughly recommended. *****

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Really lovely property with great pool. Cendrieux is a quiet village but is perfect for a base to explore the area. Enjoyed a nice meal at the local restaurant which is a short walk from the gite. Pool was great and partially covered which was perfect for the kids. Also surrounded by fencing and a gate that only adults could open so peace of mind. There was 10 in our party so we used both gites. Plenty of plates etc, very well stocked and very clean. Alex and Alison lovely hosts and we enjoyed a few bottles of local sparkling wine - definitely a pool day after that! Could have stayed another week. If you have kids of a young age recommend a day at the Jacquou Parc. Very good price and filled a full day for a 3 and 8 year old. Thank you to Alex and Alison & Nellie (the dog) for a lovely week.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Arrive............. and relax. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week here and would very much recommend this property for families or couples looking for a high quality, well equipped self catering gite.

We found the property very well placed for exploring the Dordogne but enjoyed the rural setting and relaxing surrounds at the end of a day. The garden is safe and flat for children's play and the pool area secure. Our children aged 5 and 7 loved the outdoor toys available and also the company of the children in the adjoining gite not to mention playing with resident dog Nelly - a favourite part of the week for the children! The pool and hot tub were great and maintained to a high spec.

Alex and Alison were perfect hosts during our stay and their communication before the trip and around arrival was very helpful. They have sound knowledge of the area and tourist sites (and in our case a car garage!) and were happy to pass on lots of top tips.

It's obvious to see why they have many guests returning year on year as this place is a gem. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

A wonderful gite in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The gite was everything we hoped it would be - beautifully renovated and cared for, very well equipped, immaculately clean and situated in very pretty and well tended gardens. Plenty of room inside with spacious bedrooms and a lovely en suite to the main bedroom. The location is peaceful with wonderful views across the countryside which can be enjoyed from the verandah/patio, gardens, pool area and hot tub. The sunsets across the fields are beautiful.

The pool area is very well looked after and a lovely space to relax. The hot tub was a real bonus and enjoyed by the family in the evenings.

As the outdoor facilities are shared only with one other gite, the outside space feels very private and for most of the holiday our garden/pool times were our own.

The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful and, as they've lived in the area for many years now, it was so valuable to be able ask their advice about local shopping, activities, events and local life.

The area surrounding the gite is rural. Cendrieux is a small, peaceful village and has the useful facilities of a shop, post office and bar/restaurant. We tended to travel a little further to neighbouring villages and towns, to enjoy local markets and activities and to visit the usual, well stocked large supermarkets. Le Bugue (about 15/20 mins drive) was a regular haunt where we enjoyed coffees and patisseries in the sunshine overlooking the Dordogne. Both the Dordogne and Vezere valleys, which join at the lovely village of Limeuil, are incredibly picturesque - lined by trees and, at intervals, pretty villages carved in to overhanging cliffs. Plenty of 'prehistoric' interest (caverns, troglodyte dwellings) and plenty of 'active' pursuits on offer - we had lots of fun canoeing down the Vezere and our teenage sons loved the high ropes/zip wire courses and go karting.

Perigeux and Sarlat were both well worth visiting - pretty, mediaeval towns, good for shopping, with an abundance of restaurants along narrow cobbled streets. We loved the multitude of ice cream flavours on offer!

We made a brief visit to a nearby lake in Vergt with beach, slide and fishing- in a lovely setting but we just ran out of time to fully enjoy everything that the local area had to offer!

We would definitely recommend both the gite and the area to anyone interested in discovering a pretty and authentic area of France.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

You will struggle to find better

  • 5 of 5

The two gites on site are maintained and "spec-ed" out to a high standard, we have only ever once found a comparable gite in 10+ years of touring France twice a year and it was way above this price point. The gites are comfortable and modern whilst retaining period features, highly equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners are exceptionally discrete and you wouldn't know they were on site unless you wish to engage with them (they live on the other side of the building out of sight). They are however incredibly welcoming; helpful; and knowledgeable, and after several years we have been made to feel like one of the family. So much so that we have introduced other regular bookers who all feel the same. The location is tranquility itself with spacious grounds and fantastic views and night skies. At the same time all the tourist sites and practical facilities are within easy driving distances. Don't be fooled into looking for big name locations like Sarlat or the like, book one of these gites; the only problem is it will spoil you for future years as everywhere else will feel second best.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Cendrieux
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mortemart
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Perigueux
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Perigueux
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Cendrieux

Coast/Beach:

Bordeaux - Dunes of Arcachon, just over 2 hour drive.

Rivers & Lakes – many of the local lakes have beaches, some with slides/swimming platforms and lifeguards during the high season.

Travel:

It is an easy journey from the UK whether by car or plane.

By Car: We are approximately 350 miles from St Malo and 500 miles from Calais & Boulogne.

Both are easy journeys using the excellent French motorway network. If you'd like us to recommend a simple route - just ask.

By Air:

Bergerac – 35 minutes with direct low cost flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton or Bristol.

Bordeaux – 2 hours direct flights from Manchester, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Gatwick.

Distances:

We are ideally situated to enable our guests to enjoy our peaceful location yet be within easy reach of all the main tourist activities, shops & restaurants:

Cendrieux – 800 metres - restaurant, village shop, bar/tabac, post office.

Le Bugue – 15km/15 mins – tourist activities, restaurants, numerous supermarkets & weekly market.

Vergt – 10km/10mins – supermarket, markets & restaurants.

Les Eyzies - 20 kms/20mins – pre-historic caves & museums.

Sarlat - 40 kms/45mins – famous medieval town.

Further Details:

The Dordogne offers something for everyone:

Peace and tranquillity or plenty of activities, fine wines and cuisine, rivers and stunning countryside, hundreds of years of history and even a golf course nearby. Perigord Noir is the heart of the Dordogne offering a variety of landscapes, flamboyant chateaux and the centre of prehistoric history. All the main attractions are within easy reach - of which these are just a taster:-

• The vineyards of Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion are within easy reach and regional delicacies include - truffles, foie gras, duck, walnuts and strawberries.

• For the energetic the rivers and stunning countryside offer are boundless opportunities for walking, horse-riding, cycling, golf (4km), canoeing and fishing or simply relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the many lakes and rivers. The Dordogne & Vezere rivers are just 15 minutes away.

• Hundreds of years of history - Prehistoric Caves – the world famous Lascaux caves are nearby, Châteaux and fortified villages. Beynac & Castelnaud Castles – are fine examples originally dating back to the 100 years war between France & England

• Some of the most beautiful villages and towns in France are within easy reach – Perigueux (regional capital), Sarlat, La Roque – Gageac, Rocamadour

• Le Bugue - aquarium, re-created village, canoeing, caves

• Bastide towns - Lalinde, Monpazier, Eymet.

• Excellent shopping - Enjoy shopping the local way at one of the many local markets, or for your day to day requirements there are also numerous shopping opportunities minutes away in Le Bugue, Vergt, and the regional capital Perigueux. Not to mention within Cendrieux itself which has a mini supermarket which is open 7 days a week - supplying all the essentials including fresh bread, fresh fruit, vegetables and wine and beer. There is also a bar/tabac and a post office.

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